Everything you need to know about the Foundational Pleasure + Play Workshop
Get Ready for Foundational Pleasure + Play
The Foundational Pleasure + Play Workshop is 1 of 5 workshops and part of the Fall/Winter Embodied Healing + Intentional Intimacy Workshop Series at The Rope Collective. Below you will find details to help you prepare your body-mind-heart-soul for this guided informative + integrative experience. If you have additional questions or accessibility requests/needs, please contact euni at email@example.com
About the event:
This 90 minute experience will center exploring opening and awakening new pathways of pleasure for solo + partnered play through the body-breath-energy with movement, consensual touch, and breath work for exploring pleasure. This ceremony will center connection with self intimacy and you may attend solo or with your partner(s). Please purchase a ticket for each guest attending. View details + purchase tickets here.
Access + arrival:
Information on address, parking, and how to find our studio will be provided to registered guests once you purchase your ticket and again a few hours before the event begins!
We will open the doors for arrival starting at 7pm and promptly begin at 7:30pm. To expand a sense of safety and create a container that can allow all people to explore more fluidly, it's requested for you to arrive (15) minutes before the event's start time so that we can ground into the space, review community agreements, and co-create safety + connection in shared space.
What to bring
Here’s a list of things to bring with you. We have a few mats, pillows/blankets, chairs, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and some other things that you can borrow and use while in space to make your experience more enjoyable. Please center your own comfort needs and we give you permission to bring what you need to feel more comfortable, safe, open, and confident for your experience. If there’s something special that you need, please contact euni and she will do her best to accommodate or alternative options that feel supportive.
• What to wear:
Wear clothing that allows you to feel comfortable, empowered or expressive. Note: This is not a play party and all guests will be encouraged to come in clothing that is expressive in ways that feel good to them but required to keep under garments on and covered. We suggest something that you might wear to move freely without feeling restricted. Separate top and bottom that allows you to expose legs, arms, and belly will be good for the interactive portions of this workshop.
• Get comfortable:
Bring anything that allows you to feel supported, nourished, and comfortable. Tools/items we will use during the event:
- Yoga mat
jacket/sweater + layers for varying comfort needs with temperatures
- Water and snacks (note: this is a sober-centered experience)
- A journal or paper and a pen to write with
- and optionally, an offering for the space that you can leave or take back home with you (ex. florals, tobacco, crystals/stones, elements from the earth, a photo/art, letter/written words, something you’d like to release/let go of, something you’d like to lean into/expand, etc)
• You can bring your own mat, rope, and other items for self connection + sinking into your sensuality. We will have a variety of options for purchase and borrow as well.
• Personal Pleasure Pack
- We will be guided through some grounding in and self connection practices to expand our embodied exploration and experience. You can purchase + use one of our pleasure packs or bring your own.
We will have Personal Pleasure Packs by Duality Heart Work x Self Study by euni available for purchase for $10 for a single use and they include an oil blend + herbal tea. Pack can be purchased with your event ticket or through Venmo/Cash when you arrive to the event. Learn more about our exclusive Personal Pleasure Pack here. If you’d prefer to build and bring your own pack, we recommend bringing unscented body-safe oil and a personal preferred tea packet.
Preparing your body-mind-heart-soul for shared space:
Self Study by euni provides trauma-informed facilitation and guided experiences. We strive to create inclusive spaces that are founded on inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, and cultural reverence. Please review our community agreements and relational boundaries to help you acclimate to the space in ways that will allow you to center your needs + hold space for the varying needs of others who you may be sharing experiences with during our time together. If you have any requests, needs, or asks - you can email euni before and/or we will also have space during the grounding in to share more.
Pre-workshop personal preparation (optional but supportive):
Here are a few personal practices you can explore before the event to help you feel more connected, grounded, secure, and determine + create your own sense of safety for shared space.
1. Take a few minutes to journal and set an intention for what you’d like to open up to or release during this experience. You might want to learn, become more connected to your body/partner, release shame/guilt/fear, become more curious, or simply be open to what the experience unfolds.
We’ve found that when we set an intention, our ability to receive and integrate information becomes richer.
2. Connect with your body + breath through one of these guided meditations:
- Breathe + Receive
- Intro to Relax/Calm Presence through Guided Breath
- Breath + Affirmations - Opening Space for Creativity
3. Pre-plan for after the event. Set up an aftercare plan before the event will help you stay grounded and continue your integration process after the event has come to an end. Some things to consider:
What does your body need to feel nourished? (suggestions: meal prep a yummy meal, plan for an herbal tea or refreshing snack)
What does your heart need to feel supported + touched? (suggestions: solo journaling, conversation with a partner/friend, stillness/silence, breath + body work)
What does your body need to feel grounded + cared for? (suggestions: cozy blanket, pet or person cuddles, warm bath/shower, body oiling + self/partnered massage, gentle movement)
What does your soul need to stay open, curious, expansive? (suggestions: affirmations for releasing any stories or emotions that arise, connection with community who shares common beliefs and values, joining the future events in this series or other spaces that provide information, education, experiences that continue your integration + exploration with embodied healing + intentional intimacy).
All registered guests will receive an Aftercare Checklist digitally following the event to support you in the days and weeks after the event should you desire to continue going deeper in your Foundational Pleasure + Play journey.
Learn more about the events in the the Fall/Winter Embodied Healing + Intentional Intimacy Series
The Fall/Winter Embodied Healing + Intentional Intimacy Series can be experienced by purchasing single tickets to each event or you can buy a bundle which will give you access to all 5 events. Attendees will receive access to information, tools, and for selected events, products they can purchase to take home with them to continue expanding their own integration and exploration journey. Single events are available for purchase on a $25- $75 sliding scale range or the all access bundle to full series is available for $200.
You can purchase the Pleasure + Play Pack with your event ticket or at the event for $10 for a single session or you can order a multi-use package that includes an herbal body oil infusion + an herbal tea blend crafted locally here in San Diego, CA. Learn more here.
Series line up:
Foundational Pleasure + Play, 10/25 at 7pm
Intimacy + Aftercare, 11/6 at 10:30am
Intro to Kink, Part I, 11/15 at 7pm
Intro to Kink, Part II, 11/22 at 7pm
Tantra, Intimacy + Connection, 12/13 at 7pm
Questions or access accommodations, please email euni at firstname.lastname@example.org